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be locked in sth

phrasal verb with lock uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/ verb
to be prevented from moving by something: We were locked in traffic for over two hours on the way home. If you are locked in a situation or process, it is impossible for you to escape or make progress from it: Both parties wish to avoid being locked in discussions that will resolve nothing.
Translations of “be locked in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被…困住,受到…阻礙, 陷入…而停滯不前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被…困住,受到…阻碍, 陷入…而停滞不前…
(Definition of be locked in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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